Three of the biggest stars of Bengali music; Imran, Lovely Deb and Belly Afroz will headline the Boishakhi Mela - the biggest Bengali festival outside South Asia on Sunday 30 June.
The Mela will be back in Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green with a main stage programme, an extensive arts and family area and the Mela market place.
The annual free festival gives residents and visitors a chance to enjoy some of the best local, national and international Bengali arts, music and culture. The event also offers opportunities for businesses to run stalls offering food and products.
International pop sensation, Imran, will make his debut UK performance at the Mela with his band. As a composer and versatile singer, Imran’s songs have featured in hit films such as Samraat, the King Is Here and Anupam.
Lovely Deb, the hugely popular folk singer from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh, will make her first UK visit since 2004 at the event, which last year attracted around 40,000 revellers. Popular folk singer and emerging star Belly Afroz will also join main stage performers.